4 Steps to Increase Holiday Fundraising

This holiday season (also known as "The Giving Season") is the perfect time to expand your fundraising efforts. According to a GuideStar Survey, over 50% of nonprofits receive the bulk of their contributions between October and December. People are feeling charitable. They are busy shopping for meaningful gifts. Minimalism is all the rage. (Who needs more …

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Do’s And Don’ts Of Donation Trends In The NonProfit Sector

Just as for-profit companies research and study current business methodology to determine new ways to increase profits and decrease costs, nonprofits study trends in fundraising to learn what earns more money for their organization while lowering overhead and retaining both donor and volunteer databases. Today's nonprofits pursue trends beyond new charity event ideas, selling tickets …

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How To Promote Your Donation Page: 3 Tips For Using Social Media

So, you finally got your donation page up so you can accept donations online. Whether you're hosting fundraising events, or just looking for donation management solutions, having an online portal where people can give means there's a minimal distance between desire to give, and the following action. But now that you have a place you can accept …

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The (Year) End Is Near: Are Your Finances Ready?

A few months remain until we call it quits for the calendar year, but for nonprofits, the calendar year and fiscal year are very different. June 30 marked the end of the fiscal year for many nonprofits, and it's time to reconcile financial records, file federal documents by November 15 and look at budget needs …

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Three Ways To Fundraise And Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

Before the donors arrive at your door, checks (or online contributions) in hand to present to your nonprofit, donors need to know you. They want to know who you are, what you do, why you exist and where their money goes. Expressing the history of your nonprofit combines storytelling, photography, videography and statistics, all centered …

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A Personal Presentation Expands Your Nonprofit’s Reach

Competing for donor dollars requires many charities keep a full-time fundraiser on staff, or an entire department dedicated to donor management and fundraising events. But the right approach on your website relates the story of your organization while appealing to donors on a personal level, connecting with both their desire for social responsibility and need …

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The Importance of Online Giving and Smartphone Compatibility

Since the dawn of the digital age, nonprofits have had to work double time to keep up with the latest giving trends in an effort to both sustain and expand their giving base. With new forms of technology falling in and out of favor almost daily, one thing is certain: online giving is popular and …

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Nonprofit’s Strategic Plan Specs: M.U.D. (Money, Unity, Diversity)

It starts with a thought, a scattered plan, a passion born of pain and the desire to alleviate suffering for others. It's the idea of creating a cause, changing the world with a charity and leaving all around you better for what you've achieved. It's heroic and humble at the same time, and it's also …

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Building a Healthy and Lasting Philanthropic Relationship

There is no denying the simple fact that relationships between businesses and nonprofits should be mutually beneficial. That is, each entity should feel as though the partnership is providing measurable value. This key takeaway should lay the foundation for all interactions as both sides come to the table to discuss developing a relationship. Businesses, while …

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